Playing the Numbers - Rating Your EHSQ Performance Using Incident Reporting and Leading and Lagging Indicators

The old analogy from author and management consultant Peter Drucker - “What gets measured gets done” - is top of mind when thinking about what measures give the most valuable information to an organization. Incident reporting, along with metrics such as training hours, injury and illness rates, observations, etc., gives organizations a clear picture of where resources should be deployed to improve and enhance EHSQ performance.
The best-run businesses employ an approach of decision-making based on data and facts. Metrics are a set of measures that are purposely selected through evaluation and come back as inputs through reporting so that outputs can be communicated in a way to keep the organization focused on specific areas.
Companies generally use one or both of two types of metrics. One is deployed to understand an outcome, while the other is used to influence such results. They are:

Lagging Indicator
– An indicator that follows an event and focuses on results at the end of a time period.  They are customarily used to judge historical performance.
Leading Indicator – An indicator that drives the performance of lagging measures. These usually measure standard processes and activities.

There has been much debate over which set of metrics, lagging or leading, are best to use organizationally.
This webinar will:

  • Examine the role of metrics
  • Discuss the weighting of metrics and
  • Identify the metrics that can drive performance transformation in your organization.  

Register below for this free webinar:
DATE: February 12, 2020
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Scott Gaddis is Vice President, Global Practice Leader, Safety and Health at Intelex Technologies. He has over 25 years in EHS leadership experience in heavy manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and packaging industries. Before joining Intelex, Scott served as Vice President of EHS for Coveris High Performance Packaging, was Executive Director of EHS at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and was Global Leader for Occupational Safety and Health at Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Kanwer Kahn, CSP, CRSP, QEP, P.E., who is Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Security for SUEZ North America. In his role, he develops and implements corporate strategy for achieving EHS excellence. He collaborates with the executive team for a common vision and mission of the company thru development of short- and medium-term strategies. Kahn provides leadership to achieve the vision and establishing metrics to monitor and report progress. He manages a staff of 26 full-time EHS professionals with an annual budget of US$2.6 million, and represents SUEZ at national and international forums and promotes the company’s vision of being a leading EHS organization in Water and Waste industries. 

Duration: 1 Hour

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